Parking on Priority Roads
How will I know a Parking Ban has been declared or lifted?
Residents and visitors are responsible for knowing if parking bans have been declared. Notifications on parking bans can be found:
- In the News section of our website
- On our official Facebook or Twitter
- On local radio stations
- By calling the Citizen Contact Centre at 780-538-0300
When are parking bans declared?
Parking bans can be declared by the Transportation Services Manager, or designate, when snow and ice accumulations are significant. Parking bans will be declared on Permanent Snow Routes anytime between November 15 until April 15 and will be in effect on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Once conditions improve and priority roads are cleared, parking bans will be lifted.
If a resident lives on a priority snow route, the resident may not park on the street in two scenarios:
-there is a windrow down the center (no parking until windrow has been removed).
-A parking ban has been declared (no parking from 7:00am to 9:00pm, weekdays)
Parking Ban Enforcement
Vehicles parked on permanent snow routes when parking bans are declared will be subject to fine and/or tow as per Traffic Bylaw #C-1166.
Frequently Asked Questions
I live on a Priority 2 road, what do these permanent parking ban signs mean?
These signs indicate that when Transportation Services declares a Parking Ban you cannot park on the Priority 1 or Priority 2 road from 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., weekdays, until the ban is lifted.
Where can I park during a parking ban?
Transportation Services appreciates the patience residents show during Parking Bans and we make every effort to complete Priority 2 snow clearing as quickly as possible. Residents are advised to seek alternative parking accommodations and are reminded to adhere to parking bylaws.
Parking on Residential Roads
Removing vehicles and other obstacles from the road and paved lanes on the day before garbage day when residential snow clearing is activated helps crews clear areas safely, quickly and with a reduced chance for damage to property. If there are too many vehicles on the street, crews may be required to skip a street and try again the following week.
The sides of the road on residential streets are used for windrow storage. If there is a windrow on the side of the road, residents may not park beside the windrow. Residents may park in their driveways, find alternate parking or shovel the windrow out themselves to park on the road.